A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in Python.
- python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.4: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
USN-4151-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Python. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Python incorrectly parsed certain email addresses. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to trick Python applications
into accepting email addresses that should be denied. (CVE-2019-16056)
It was discovered that the Python documentation XML-RPC server incorrectly
handled certain fields. A remote attacker could use this issue to execute a
cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. (CVE-2019-16935)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following